Province publisher Joseph Goebbels today laughed off the controversy surrounding his paper’s cartoon depicting a BC teacher as Hitler.
“It was all in good fun”, said Goebbels. “We’re not really suggesting BC teachers are responsible for the holocaust – although we think citizens should look more closely at the facts – but if our cartoon helps people think about contract bargaining in a broader historical context that’s good.”
“This over-reaction isn’t surprising. Teachers are notoriously thin-skinned,” publisher Goebbels reminisced. “I recall my friend John’s story about the time he left a dismembered dog on the biology teacher’s desk. Did the teacher take it in the scientific spirit the gesture was meant? No. She went on one of those ridiculous paid leaves claiming an emotional breakdown. That’s the kind of behaviour we must bring to an end if our children are to grow up strong and clean.”